Lane Johnson doesn’t think Jason Kelce will retire

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Jason Kelce recently appeared on his former teammate Chris Long’s podcast and offered the one-word answer of “retirement” when asked what he’s currently worried about.

But fellow offensive lineman Lane Johnson doesn’t think that’s coming in the immediate future.

“I think he’s considering it, but Kelce loves football,” Johnson said, via John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “He loves being around the guys. Being around him this much, I know what he likes and he doesn’t like. I think he’s contemplating it, but if I had to say so, I think he comes back for another year. Not to put any pressure on him — I’d like him back for another year.”

Kelce has been the Eagles’ center for the last 10 seasons, and hasn’t missed a game since 2014. He and Johnson have been teammates since 2013, when Philadelphia picked Johnson at No. 4 overall.

Kelce will turn 34 in November. He’s currently under contract through the 2021 season.

UPDATE 11:14 a.m. ET: Kelce has announced via Instagram that he will be back for the 2021 season after restructuring his deal.

8 responses to “Lane Johnson doesn’t think Jason Kelce will retire

  1. edelmanfanclub says:
    Retirement cant be more fun than playing in Philly, right Lane?
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    It’s amusing that Pats fans can’t let the Lane Johnson “fun” thing go.
    How much fun did you guys have in New England this year? Get used to it.
    I’m not an Eagles fan, but the history books will always show they beat you in the Super Bowl. Deal with it.

  2. dregonspengler says:

    It’s amusing that Pats fans can’t let the Lane Johnson “fun” thing go.
    How much fun did you guys have in New England this year? Get used to it.
    I’m not an Eagles fan, but the history books will always show they beat you in the Super Bowl. Deal with it.

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    Sounds pretty defensive for a non-eagles fan. Yes they won. Yes NE is no longer good and will unlikely ever be as good as they were previously. Does that take away that Johnson is an arrogant jerk? He said he’d rather have fun and win 1 SB then sacrifice that for 5. He has his one superbowl, now just hope he is having fun! Because in his eyes fun > winning.

  3. You people who think the Patriots are done being good obviously didn’t pay attention last year. They had a quarterback who couldn’t throw a pass longer than 5 yards, but still won football games, and lost at least 4 games because their quarterback failed on the final drive. So this idea that they’re suddenly awful is ridiculous

  4. It’s not just Patriot fans who thought Johnson’s fun comment was one of the dumbest things ever sad in an interview.

    Still having fun Lane?

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